Historical Background

Electrical Engineering began on the ATC Arusha campus more than three decades ago. The early days focused on ElectricalEngineering, for Full Technician Certificate until 2006. By 2007 Electronics and Telecommunications engineering programme was established and later on, in 2012 Electrical and Biomedical Engineering programme came onboard to Ordinary Diploma level.

The development of our national-class Electrical and Biomedical Engineering program followed naturally from the synergies between electronics, systems theory, computing, and human systems Biology. In 2016 the department established degree programmes and it has become one of the giant departments at ATC defined more by its bigger number of enrollment, intellectual approach to engineering problems than by particular technical solutions.

Current strengths in Biomedical engineering, Electrical, Electronics andTelecommunications drives many of our current research projects to focus on enormous societal challenges and opportunities such as Biomedical equipment, packaging equipment, telecommunication networks, security, and general health care. More than any other engineering discipline, Electrical Engineering department bridges the physical world and the semantic one, creating technologies to serve humanity.


Organizationally, the Department of Electrical Engineering smoothly integrates its high-class training with dedicated staff and extremely active and involves student groups. Our undergraduate programs recognize the daunting intellectual breadth of the field by offering a great deal of flexibility. These programs are accredited by NACTE (OD) and TCU.